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Good Local Journalism Is Essential to Good Governance

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 02-14-2019 under OPINION

After repeated staffing cuts at the Grand Rapids Press/MLive, who’s guarding the henhouse of local government? The Rapidian is one. In December, amid public scrutiny of the police department, Lyonel LaGrone used these pages to expose a...

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The power of citizen journalism

by (Rob Cole)

Submitted 04-19-2012 under OPINION

I grew up in what is now called the print era. My siblings and I were nourished by a wealth of newspapers, magazines, and books with which our parents filled our home. For us, reading was as much a part of family life as dinner. I still remember...

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LINC News Bureau set to launch this month

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 01-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

The LINC News Bureau is a project of The Rapidian and LINC designed to bring news to the people of Grand Rapids through the eyes and ears of their fellow citizens. Through training, equipment and support, the bureau is removing barriers that have...

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Introducing Creston's Youth News Bureau

by (crestongr)

Submitted 12-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Creston Neighborhood Association (CNA) is partnering with The Rapidian to host its very own Neighborhood News Bureau. The focus of the news bureau will be showcasing Creston’s youth perspective on social, economic and environmental issues...

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Gator Comes Full Circle: Local Author Brings Alligators to MLK Leadership Academy

by (austinlb)

Submitted 05-13-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"Do you want to hold him?” asked David Critchlow, the cheerful owner of Alligator Sanctuary outside Battle Creek. He had in his hands Alphabet Soup, a foot-long baby alligator with gray eyes and a decidedly nonplussed expression, taking in the...

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